At the core of what we do at Ventures Platform Foundation is the impact we make through all our many programs and initiatives. To ensure we remain true to this and we are the best at what we do, we are looking to engage an extra smart and interesting candidate as 'Communications Fellow' who has a good flare for social media and communications.
Our star candidate must possess superior writing skills and a willingness to learn and would be responsible for:
The duties of the Communications Fellow will be to;
Assist in the Design, for our communications strategy
Implement the communications strategy designed for this program in collaboration with management.
Assist in the Preparation and distribution of content, including publications, press releases, website content, media reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the program’s activities.
Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews relevant to enhancing the public image of the program.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists and maintain a media database relevant to promoting the program.
Maintain records of media coverage and collate relevant media analytics and metrics.
Oversee all creative inputs on the program’s communications and publications.
Support the team in any other task geared towards the success of the incubation program.
Minimum of 2-3 years experience in communications and media practice with competencies in New & Traditional Media.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field; Exceptional candidates without these degrees will be considered.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of digital marketing tactics, such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and social media engagement, as well as traditional media channels.
Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to exercise good judgment and solve problems quickly and effectively
Ability to think innovatively and creatively in carrying out communication tasks.
Able to maintain records and develop relevant reports following stipulated frameworks.
Liaise with internal and external stakeholders
Knowledge of the Technology/ innovation/startup space is an advantage.
The VP Fellowship
... is the start of a journey towards building a successful career by acquiring the skills, attributes, and values such as positive impact, innovation, excellence, integrity and shared success.
… is focused on forging a community of talents needed to drive innovative solutions around creating sustainable wealth in Africa.
...is a community of Fellows bound by the same values and a shared commitment to creating an Africa that gives to the world by constantly holding each other accountable to its vision.
The Fellowship program will run for a dedicated period of 6months during which participants will be actively involved in executing real-life projects at the Foundation, access career coaching in the form of mentorship and scorecard evaluations, and access learning opportunities. Participants will be expected to work full time through the duration of the internship and will be bound by the policies and procedures of the Foundation.
What will you learn?
Monitoring & Evaluation
Research report creation
Big picture thinking
Participants would also learn relevant soft skills in entrepreneurship, listening to understand, collaboration, logical reasoning, and design thinking amongst others, as these are valuable critical skills sets, needed to succeed in our today’s world.
Who is the VP Fellowship for?
The fellowship is for young talented people:
Who are everything African Development enthusiasts,
Who are passionate and have a track record of creating positive impact
Whose personal growth ambitions are aligned with the kind of work that we do at the Foundation.
Who have a good understanding and experience of the entrepreneurship/ development space.
Exhibit a high level of maturity
Who have done projects at some point in their lives
Great sense of loyalty and is willing to put in the work required through the duration of the Fellowship.
Who reside in Abuja